Whether it’s a laceration, fracture, or another type of severe damage, eye trauma requires a specialized treatment approach. At Northeast Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, skilled ophthalmic surgeon Larissa Habib, MD, offers personalized solutions for periocular trauma, orbital fractures, and other serious eye issues. Call the Fairfield, Connecticut, office or click on the provided booking link to arrange your appointment today.
Periocular trauma is sudden damage around the eye. Trauma may occur in the eyelid skin or extend deeper into the orbit. More extensive trauma may affect any of the orbital structures, including the bones surrounding the eye, the eye itself, the lacrimal gland (tear gland), muscles, nerves, and blood vessels.
A few of the most common types of periocular trauma are:
These injuries can occur in many ways, such as blunt force to the head, flying objects, running into tree branches, or chemicals splashed in the eye.
Eye trauma is usually clear to see, with some possible issues including:
Periocular trauma is often urgent, and delayed care can lead to more complicated issues. It's important that you contact Northeast Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons so Dr. Habib can diagnose and treat your condition as soon as possible.
The type of eye trauma focused on is the globe itself. For example, an orbital fracture could lead to issues such as the position of your eyeball, vision problems, or permanent lower lid drooping.
Dr. Habib takes care of periocular trauma, such as lacerations, hematomas, tear drainage system damage, and orbital fractures. She also treats long term sequela — an after effect of disease, condition, or injury, like scarring.
Dr. Habib examines both the exterior and interior of your eye to assess the damage and develop an appropriate treatment plan.
There are many treatment approaches for eye trauma, ranging from eyewashes and eye drops to surgical repair. In the most severe cases of eye trauma, you could potentially need eye removal surgery. Fast action is the best way to prevent severe complications and preserve your vision.
For eye trauma help, call Northeast Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons or click on the provided link to arrange your appointment with Dr. Habib now.